Fender Jazz Bass 62 re USA or Japan??

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  1. Ralduga

    Ralduga

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  2. Ralduga

    Ralduga

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    What does it mean "Hector montes"?
  3. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    Hard to say for sure, but it probably is US. The serial number is not very revealing.

    V070655 (V+6 digits), as one can see clearly on the neck plate could indicate Japanese made 1996-1997 or could be a US vintage series. I think that the neck bearing the heel stamp "Hector Montes" looks US made.

    http://www.guitarattic.com/Fender Serial Numbers.htm


    http://www.fender.com/support/articles/japanese-instruments-product-dating/

    http://s496.photobucket.com/user/il...=3&o=12&_suid=1391317353881011811280460096896
  4. PJRL

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    It looks like a US 62 RI, V serial # Stack knobs, I don't think they did the stack controls on Japan models. Also you can look at pot codes.
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  6. Ralduga

    Ralduga

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    Thanks!

    And what about Fenders 80s years?
    I heard that these instruments are not good...

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